Doodle Science - March 2016

Circulated to schools, organisations and individuals - covering primary science and related bits and bobs.

rutilated quartz
A piece of rutilated quartz from my collection of pretty rocks. From Brazil a nice little lump of silicon dioxide with titanium dioxide hair trapped in it. Makes the colours of the rainbow too.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for March

1st 1966 ~ Venera 3 space probe landed but did not send back the first pictures of the surface of the planet Venus
4th 1493 ~ Columbus get back to Europe having discovered the New World
4th 1887 ~ Daimler unveils his first 4 wheel internal combustion car
7th 1799 ~ The Royal Institution was founded by the very interesting Count Rumford, a man with a strange history
8th 1934 ~ Edwin Hubble produces a photo with showing there are more galaxies than stars in the Milky Way.
13th 1781 ~ Herschel discovers a planet in his back garden. He used a telescope and it was Uranus.
18th 1965 ~ Leonov becomes the first person to space walk.
22nd 1895 ~ First screening of moving pictures by the Lumiere Brothers.
30th 1842 ~ Dr Longs first use of anaethesia in an operation
30th 1858 ~ First pencil with a rubber attached.

Things in the sky this month.

8th Jupiter will be at its closest to the Earth, have a look with a pair of binoculars. Lots of other planets are visible too.
9th New Moon
9th Total Solar Eclipse, in Indonesia
20th Equinox, Spring is sprung.
23rd Full Moon and lunar eclipse, in Alaska

Interesting links

Interesting Engineering

Science Agogo

Wikipedea list of the Great Trees of Britain may be there is one near you.

Wonderful microscope pictures of everyday objects.